# Freebies

## Difference from 100 Math Game

Making 100 is nearly as important a skill as making 10, and the two skills are clearly related. This Difference from 100 math game will have your students composing 100…

## Dodecahedron craftivity

Are you looking for a fun end-of-year project? Or a creative way for students to reflect on a math unit? Enter the dodecahedron! *This post contains affiliate links, which simply…

## Kindergarten Number Combinations and Fact Fluency

In the landscape of early childhood education, the significance of learning number combinations through 10 in kindergarten cannot be overstated. While it might seem like just one of many skills…

## The Standard Algorithm for Multidigit Addition and Subtraction in 3 Easy Steps

Are you a 2nd Grade teacher who loses sleep over teaching the standard algorithm for multidigit addition and subtraction? Or a 3rd or 4th grade teacher trying to remediate students…

## Fact Families vs Number Bonds

For many years, primary teachers taught fact families. If you look carefully at either the CCSSM or the Texas state standards, the TEKS, you will not see fact families mentioned…

## Modeling Place Value Relationships

They sometimes say that math is the science of patterns, and maybe nowhere is that more apparent than in our place value system. Unfortunately, we often teach place value at…

## Place Value Models for Young Children

To truly understand place value, students need to not only identify theย place, or position, a digit is sitting in (e.g., the 4 is in the tens place or there are…

## Ordering Numbers on an Open Number Line

An open number lineโone that isn’t labeled with numbersโis a great tool with many applications in the math classroom. The power of an open number line is that you write…

## Math Puzzles for the Win!

Who doesn’t love a good puzzle? We engage students in algebraic thinking and productive struggle when we use math puzzles! Read about various types of math puzzles you can use…